Thursday, October 22, 2009

Ghost Ranch Plein Air Oil Sketches

Paintings were done in a workshop with Bob Rohm at Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, New Mexico. The Ranch is on 21,000 acres at 6500 feet in altitude. Georgia O'keefe painted this landscape for over 30 years.

An amazing experience - painting everyday is wonderful. None of these are considered finished - took photos and will use for reference later. (the color in these images are different in person as you might guess)

This painting was the first day - amazed at the color in the cliffs.
Almost afraid to make the statement.

More cliffs near the log cabin built for the movie "City Slickers".

First painting at the Chama River.

Ribbons of color in the rocks kept me facinated.

Tall evergreen trees looked out of place in the desert landscape.

This was the last painting - done just before dark of Pedernal Mountain.
The view outside the room where we stayed.

The accomodations were pleasant - a spiritual experience for me.
Food was plenty and the staff was friendly. Lots of creative workshops held including photography, watercolor, writing, and even a museum with dinasour fossils with opportunity to do archaeological digs for bones. A place to build great memories...

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